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Elia Kazan

Elia KazanAKA Elia Kazanjoglous

Born: 7-Sep-1909
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: 28-Sep-2003
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Film Director

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A Streetcar Named Desire

Co-founder of the Actor's Studio. Named names during the McCarthy era.

Father: George Kazanjoglous
Mother: Athena Sismanoglou
Wife: Molly Day Thacher (m. 1932, d. 1963, four children)
Wife: Barbara Loden (actress, b. 1932, m. 1967, d. 1980)
Wife: Frances Rudge (m. 1982)
Slept with: Marilyn Monroe

    High School: New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY (1926)
    Administrator: Board of Directors, The Actors Studio

    Oscar for Best Director 1948 for Gentleman's Agreement
    Oscar for Best Director 1955 for On the Waterfront
    Kennedy Center Honor 1983
    HUAC Hearings 1952
    Greek Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Dengue Fever

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    The Last Tycoon (15-Nov-1976)
    The Visitors (2-Feb-1972)
    The Arrangement (18-Nov-1969)
    America, America (15-Dec-1963)
    Splendor in the Grass (10-Oct-1961)
    Wild River (26-Mar-1960)
    A Face in the Crowd (28-May-1957)
    Baby Doll (18-Dec-1956)
    East of Eden (9-Mar-1955)
    On the Waterfront (28-Jul-1954)
    Man on a Tightrope (4-Jun-1953)
    Viva Zapata! (7-Feb-1952)
    A Streetcar Named Desire (18-Sep-1951)
    Panic in the Streets (12-Jun-1950)
    Pinky (29-Sep-1949)
    Gentleman's Agreement (11-Nov-1947)
    Boomerang! (28-Apr-1947)
    The Sea of Grass (27-Feb-1947)
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (28-Feb-1945)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Blues in the Night (15-Nov-1941) · Nickie Haroyan
    City for Conquest (21-Sep-1940) · Googi

Author of books:
Elia Kazan: A Life (1988, memoir)


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